Friday, January 23, 2015

Symposium on Women's Equality at Southwestern on February 13, 2015

We want to let you know about a great symposium put together by the  Journal of International Law at Southwestern Law School. The Symposium is entitled The Global Struggle for Women’s Equality. It will be held at the Southwestern downtown LA campus on Friday, February 13.  Some great speakers, including speakers who focus on combating women’s economic inequality; speakers who are fighting sex trafficking and slavery; speakers who are fighting for women’s equality within the political arena (our own NWPC LA Westside Karriann Farrell Hinds!); and, speakers who are operating cutting edge law school programs on women’s international rights, health and human rights, and, gender and refugee studies. The keynote speaker, Paula Donovan, has a long history of advocacy on behalf of women. The program is complementary for NWPC LA members. 

Please RSVP as soon as possible! 
Email RSVP to:

TOMORROW: January 24!

Meet us poolside at our
Beverly Hills Reception!


Host Committee
(in formation)
Letitia Clark George * Sean Donahoe * Spike Feresten
Jeanette Flores * Sandra Fluke
Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez & Mary Hodge
Doug Herman * Wendy Mitchell * Lora O'Connor
Francesca Vega *

Join us for the first Southern California event of the 2015  program year as we celebrate all of the hope and possibilities of the New Year and the inaugural SoCal Class!

Saturday, January 24, 2015
6:30p - 8:30p

Avalon Hotel
9400 W. Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills

Food, drinks, music and a great networking opportunity.

Pick your Sponsorship Level:

$50 Deal Broker
Because "50-50 share alike" is a good motto
(includes 2 event tickets)

$82 Change Maker

Because 82% of the U.S. House of Representatives is
male-dominated. Equal Representation of our democracy?
Not so much. Let's change that!

(includes 3 event tickets)

$250 Host Committee
(includes 5 event tickets and media promo)


Join Our Movement!
Contribute here!
Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic women.
We inspire women to run and we hone their skills to win.
Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic
women in public office

February 7 - Emerge Event In LA

Save the Date - Sat. Feb 7

Join the 2015 Northern & Southern Emerge CA Class
as we celebrate Black History Month!

Come meet the new cohort of Democratic women leaders who will change the tone, tenor, and face of politics in California and beyond.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
6:30p - 8:30p

Elevate Lounge
811 Wilshire Blvd, 21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Food, drinks, music and a great networking opportunity.
This is one Emerge CA event you won't want to miss!

Pick your sponsorship level:
$19.92 Pioneer

only 25 tickets at this level
In honor of Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American
woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992

(includes 1 event ticket)

$37 Trailblazer
In honor of Karen Bass, Congresswoman from the 37th District and the nation's first African American female Speaker of the Assembly
(includes 2 event tickets)

$78 Vanguard

In honor of Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, the first African American woman to represent the West Coast in Congress from 1973-1978
(includes 3 event tickets)

$250 Host Committee
In honor of the African American women serving in statewide elected office, including our very own Attorney General, Kamala Harris
(includes 5 event tickets, schwag bag & media promo)

$500 Host Committee
In honor of Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first major-party African American
to run for President of the United States

(includes 10 event tickets, schwag bag & media promo)

Event sponsorships available at $1000, $2500 and $5000. 
Please contact Kimberly Ellis if you are interested in being an
event sponsor at or 510-986-0445.


Join Our Movement!
Contribute here!
Emerge California is the premier training program for Democratic women.
We inspire women to run and we hone their skills to win.
Our goal is clear: to increase the number of Democratic
women in public office


Monday, January 12, 2015

Endorsements Press Release - January 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

Marguerite Cooper

The National Women’s Political Caucus of Los Angeles County issues endorsements for the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community Colleges

Los Angeles, CA: On Saturday, January 10, 2015, the Los Angeles County chapters of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) interviewed candidates and made endorsements in the election for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees:

A dual endorsement for Andra Hoffman, a community college professor, and Francesca Vega, a college policy director, in Seat No.1.

Endorsement for Sydney Kamlager, an education policy advisor, for seat No. 3.

Endorsement for Joyce Burrell Garcia, an educator, for seat No. 7.

Jane Hasler Henick, director of political action for the NWPC L.A. Westside stated, “These women exemplify the experience and the knowledge needed to serve on the Board of Trustees. We were impressed with their commitment to increase access to community colleges and for robust courses in career fields for all students and to special attention to barriers to the advancement of women and girls, students, faculty and staff.”

NWPC is a multi-partisan organization that works to get pro-choice women elected and appointed to public office.

Endorsement for candidates from the NWPC brings votes, volunteers and contributions from the five local chapters: San Fernando Valley, L.A. Metro, Greater Pasadena, South Bay, and L.A. Westside.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Board Member Spotlight: Tori Wender

Tori Wender is a Public Affairs Manager at Cerrell Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based political consulting, public affairs and communications firm. Tori manages local ballot measures and develops strategic communications plans for a wide array of corporate, government and non-profit clients.

Originally from Rhode Island, Tori attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Political Communications.

Tori has played a game-changing role in building support for candidates and issues nationwide. Prior to joining Cerrell Associates, Tori served as a lead manager of the Strategic Research Department for President Obama’s successful 2012 reelection campaign. She served in a similar capacity on the President’s initial campaign in 2008.

She began her first foray into politics while still in college, interning on the presidential campaign of then-U.S. Senator John Kerry. Following graduation, she spent a decade working on various political campaigns across the country, including for U.S. Senators and labor-backed initiatives.

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